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Cricotus heteroclitus Cope 1875 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Embolomera - Archeriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 170123

Synonyms: Cricotus discophorus Cope 1877 (no. 70394), Cricotus gibsoni Cope 1877 (no. 310491), Cricotus gibsonii Cope 1877 (no. 70393)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1875. On fossil remains of Reptilia and fishes from Illinois. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 27(1):404-411

Belongs to Cricotus according to E. D. Cope 1884

Sister taxon: Cricotus crassidiscus

Type specimens:

  • Cricotus heteroclitus: Its type locality is Danville Locality (Vertebrates), which is in a Missourian terrestrial horizon in the Bond Formation of Illinois
  • Cricotus discophorus: Its type locality is Danville Locality (Vertebrates), which is in a Missourian terrestrial horizon in the Bond Formation of Illinois.
  • Cricotus gibsonii: Its type locality is Danville Locality (Vertebrates), which is in a Missourian terrestrial horizon in the Bond Formation of Illinois.

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